On MGM Home Entertainment’s Special Edition version of the original “The Manchurian Candidate” with Frank Sinatra, the studio has hidden two exciting interesting Easter Eggs.
Insert the DVD and from the Main Menu go to the “Special Features.” Once there, press the “Up” key on your remote control and a small diamong on the playing card will appear. Press the “Enter” key and you will see a clip of William Friedkin with the phone ringing while his interviews were taped. He then comments, not to answer the phone in case the caller is calling to suggest a game of Solitaire.
Now, go to the second page of the “Special Features” menu and then highlight the menu entry “Other Great MGM Releases.” Now press the “Right” arrow key to highlight the diamond on the playing card and press the “Enter” key on your remote control. You will now have the chance to see a brief clip of actress Angela Lansbury describing the morbid tale of how she researched how to react to being shot.